In a riveting display of strength and prowess on the Day 1 edition of WWE Raw, reigning champion Rhea Ripley once again showcased why she is a force to be reckoned with in the WWE Women's World Championship arena. Her opponent, the formidable Ivy Nile of Diamond Mine, put forth a gallant effort in an attempt to dethrone the champion.
However, Ripley, standing tall as Judgment Day's indomitable "Mami," proved yet again that her reign is far from over, marking a robust start to 2024 much like her dominant run in 2023. This high-stakes match, which was Ripley's first televised bout since early December, saw her successfully defend her title, a feat she hadn't performed on television since the Survivor Series: War Games in November.
The victory came electrifying as Ripley executed her signature move, Riptide, leaving the audience in awe and cementing her status as the undisputed champion.
Ripley's Historic Reign
While her appearances on WWE programming have been a regular occurrence, Ripley has been actively defending her title across the Live Event circuit.
A notable highlight was WWE's recent historic event at Madison Square Garden, which took place shortly after Christmas. This event not only shattered attendance records for a domestic non-televised WWE Live Event but also featured a star-studded lineup.
Among the marquee matches was Ripley defending her title against Ivy Nile and Shayna Baszler. Adding to the spectacle was the much-anticipated match involving CM Punk, marking his first WWE match in over ten years. The event reached a fever pitch as Punk secured a victory over Dominik Mysterio, with Ripley supporting Mysterio from ringside.
This match contributed significantly to the event's historic success and audience draw. Ripley's latest victory on WWE Raw is more than just a title defense; it's a statement that she remains the pinnacle of women's wrestling in WWE.
Her blend of raw power, unmatched skill, and charismatic presence continues to captivate audiences worldwide, making her one of the most influential figures in the industry today. As WWE fans look forward to what 2024 has in store, one thing is clear: Rhea Ripley is still the champion to beat, and her reign at the top seems far from over.